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Police Practices Group Public Meeting

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It’s Time to Ditch the County Logo, Arlington NAACP Says

ARLNow, July 29, 2020 

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August 7, 2020, Falls Church New Press.
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At minute 31:47, Branch President Spain asked Arlington County Chair about the Arlington County logo.
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August 10, 2020 - DC List
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Washington Post, August 14, 2020
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Sun Gazette, April 6, 2021
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Arlington NAACP calls for more input on police chief search, April 8, 2021 
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Arlington County Board Meeting – Saturday, April 17, 2021, 8:30 a.m. Public Comments Oral Statement by Julius “J.D.” Spain, Sr., President of the Arlington Branch of the NAACP 
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April 15
Does Arlington County Virginia – Government's logo have racist overtones? Hundreds of people apparently think so, and they have some ideas about how to change it.

Matt Small of WTOP News reports.

Ed Talk: The Miseducation of Black Students in Arlington. April 16, 2021

Symone Walker is an Arlington Public Schools parent and federal attorney. She is an At Large Executive Committee Member of the Arlington NAACP and Co-Chair of the Education Committee. She serves on the Arlington Special Education Advisory Committee, Superintendent’s Advisory Committee for Equity and Excellence, School Resource Officer Working Group, Destination 2027 Task Force, and the Commonwealth Attorney’s Community Advisory Board. She is a former candidate for the Arlington school board.

August 19, 2021 at 11:05am
(Updated 11:40 a.m.) Last October, 46-year-old D.C. resident Darryl Becton died in his cell at the Arlington County Detention Facility in Courthouse. The county is still looking into the circumstances around his death, but the Arlington County Police Department tells ARLnow the investigation could soon be concluded. “Detectives are reviewing last items and anticipate concluding the investigation in the near future,” ACPD spokeswoman Ashley Savage said. “While we appreciate the need for closure and transparency, ACPD has a duty to conduct a professional, methodical, and thorough investigation to ensure all relevant facts are gathered, documented, and considered.” ACPD will then forward the entire investigative file to the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office for independent review. Meantime, the Sheriff’s Office will investigate whether applicable policies and procedures were being followed in this incident. Meanwhile, the Arlington branch of the NAACP — which called for an independent investigation of the death of Becton, an African American man — is wondering why the investigation is taking so long.

Black County Employee Finds ‘KKK’ Written Inside Courthouse Parking Garage,  August 31, 2021 
Speech expressing hatred of a particular group of people is defined as “Hate Speech” and is not “Graffiti.” The Arlington Branch NAACP condemns any form of Hate Speech and stands with the Black employees and any employee or citizen who reports Hate Speech. We are now aware County leadership intends to address the issue soon. Therefore, we are asking County leadership to immediately engage the workforce, sharing a powerful anti-discrimination message that clearly states hate speech has no place in our County–including our public areas or where we work. This kind of message will demonstrate solidarity with all who found the news hateful. Additionally, this will reinforce that we stand firm against all forms of hatred in our workplace and the community. However, sadly, the County missed the opportunities to get in front of this and, as of Monday evening, four days later, still had not addressed these concerns with its employees.

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